Breast Reduction removes excess breast tissue and repositions the newly smaller breast up higher on the chest to relieve pressure on the neck, shoulders and back. Typically, there is an anchor shaped scar (largely hidden in the breast fold and around the pigmented part of the nipple). Surgery is done under general anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient. Recovery time varies, but most patients can return to work in about two weeks. Some reductions are covered by insurance, depending on the medical indications and specific requirements of each insurance carrier.
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